|Project by Nitreug||posted 01-14-2014 04:43 PM||2745 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
This blanket / toy chest was inspired by the wood whisperer guild project with a couple of modifications. I used white ash since I didn’t have access to white oak and african blackwood instead of the traditional ebony. I paid only a fraction of the price and I find the result perfectly acceptable. I also decided to use the african blackwood for the handles to accent the piece. I modified the shape of traditional Greene and Greene handles to greatly simplify the construction while keeping the general feel of it. Instead of using only three fingers like the plan called for, I went for five. I was under a time crunch and to simplify the build, I didn’t want to use the traditional Greene and Greene bars but only plugs. Going for three fingers would have looked weird without the bars and seven would have made fingers that I found too small. Five was a great balance to my eye.
Finally, I gave this as a Christmas gift to my brother and his wife for their kids’ toys. I think they will put it to good use! Feel free to comment / criticize. I still consider myself a beginner.